'''Algernon Henry Blackwood''', Order of the British Empire|CBE
(14 March 1869 – 10 December 1951) was an English short story writer and novelist, one of the most prolific writers of ghost stories
in the history of the genre. He was also a journalist and a broadcasting narrator. S. T. Joshi
has stated that "his work is more consistently meritorious than any weird writer's except Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany|Dunsany
[S. T. Joshi, ''The Weird Tale'' (University of Texas Press, 1990), p.132.]
and that his short story collection ''Incredible Adventures
'' (1914) "may be the premier weird collection of this or any other century".
[S. T. Joshi, ''The Weird Tale'' (University of Texas Press, 1990), p.131.]